Jodi Arias was actually crying real tears in the courtroom today before the trial even got underway. There were all the usual delays this morning as Jodi and the attorneys and the judge met behind closed doors. Then the DA came out and spoke to the Alexander family once quietly in open court and then later in a private room. It was supposedly overheard that the open court conversation included an admonition to have no facial expressions at all during the phone sex tape recording evidence. No one knows yet what was said in the second closed door meeting yet.
Meanwhile, Jodi Arias comes out and stands with the rest of the courtroom for the jury to enter. Instead of striking her usual angelic opera singer pose complete with clasped hands and meeting the eyes of each juror, she stood arms crossed, eyes focused and clearly showing signs of continued crying prior to coming into the courtroom. She continued to be emotional as the judge unexpectedly excused the jury for lunch before hearing any testimony today. Apparently Jodi needs a time-out.